[ Above Photo: Chase at a War Amps CHAMP Seminar in 2009 (left) and today (right). ]
For Immediate Release - April 18, 2022
WAR AMPS 2022 KEY TAG MAILING BEGINS IN GUELPH
The War Amps begins its 2022 key tag mailing to Guelph and surrounding area this week with the theme “You Make Our Programs Possible.” Donations to the Key Tag Service provide vital support to amputees across the country including Chase Zinger, 16, of Guelph.
Chase was born missing part of his right hand and, as a member of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, is eligible for financial assistance for artificial limbs and adaptive devices, as well as peer support.
"The War Amps has been a great support to my family and me since before I can remember,"
"They have given me support, resources and the confidence to do whatever I set my mind to. I’ve also gone to CHAMP seminars where I’ve met lifelong friends who I can always count on.”
The Key Tag Service was launched in 1946 so that returning war amputee veterans could not only work for competitive wages, but also provide a service to Canadians that would generate funds for the Association’s many programs, including CHAMP. The Key Tag Service continues to employ amputees and people with disabilities, and has returned more than 1.5 million sets of lost keys to their owners.
Each key tag has a confidentially coded number. If you lose your keys, the finder can call the toll-free number on the back of the tag or place them in any mailbox in Canada, and The War Amps will return them to you by courier, free of charge.
The War Amps receives no government grants and its programs are possible through public support of the Key Tag and Address Label Service.
For more information,
or to order key tags, visit waramps.ca
or call toll-free 1 800 250-3030.